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Avatar's 3D planet leaves moviegoers 'depressed and suicidal

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:47 pm
by metalqueen
SERIOUSLY?
Avatar's 3D planet leaves moviegoers 'depressed and suicidal'
What do you mean it's not real?
by Marc Chacksfield

James Cameron's opus Avatar may well be the kick-start 3D needs to take over the AV world, but the director has made the planet of Pandora so lifelike that moviegoers leaving cinemas are feeling 'depressed' and 'suicidal' over the thought of not actually being able to visit the planet in real life.

The web has been awash with slightly delusional fans who have gone on to the 'Avatar Forums' where there are subjects such as: 'Ways to cope with the depression of the dream of Pandora being intangible,' which has over 1,000 posts so far.
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Re: Avatar's 3D planet leaves moviegoers 'depressed and suicidal

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:02 pm
by cybereality
I know, I couldn't believe it when I read the article. I mean, I've seen the movie 3 times but some people just take it too far.

Re: Avatar's 3D planet leaves moviegoers 'depressed and suicidal

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:08 pm
by Neil
[youtube-hd]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5qalNX5G94[/youtube-hd]

Has it occurred to anyone that maybe...just maybe...they didn't like the movie? I mean, it's almost three hours long!

Regards,
Neil

Re: Avatar's 3D planet leaves moviegoers 'depressed and suicidal

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:10 am
by budda
Hi,


Discussion about Avatar seems to come up often in general conversation with people I've met casually.

Some have seen it in 2D unaware there was a 3D version.

Some have seen the 2D version and now want to go see the 3D version.

Others whom I thought weren't avid movie goers, let alone 3D fans, have startled me when they told me they have seen it already and it was their first 3D movie. This was common.


A friend who I saw it with, initially complained that she had a long day and the movie was - surprise .... 3 hours long. She is the type that can doze off easily. Well, she stayed fully awake through the movie. Days later she still vividly remembers the complete movie and reports flashbacks in her dreams of Pandora.


In relation to this thread, two people have told me outright they wish to take a travel vacation to Pandora.

I have an idea which may offer temporary relief to sufferers.


The scenery in these beautiful 3D movies and video games should be made into a video travelog, for 3D displays.

We have seen those swimming tropical fish as screen-savers on monitors, but why not go further.

Developers just need to take out all the unnecessary distractions from their content, and just make a dreamy 3D virtual tour from the existing scenery. Think of it as an advanced version of Far Cry.

This could be considered an artform in itself. Why not have 3D video pictureframes showing these luscious out-takes.

They could be wall mounted in the office and may even appear at the hairdressers, the dentist, the psyche, or the doctor's waiting room.


Personally, I would like to see Venice from Assassins Creed 2 done this way too.


Thanks.

Re: Avatar's 3D planet leaves moviegoers 'depressed and suicidal

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:51 am
by Likay
James Cameron's opus Avatar may well be the kick-start 3D needs to take over the AV world, but the director has made the planet of Pandora so lifelike that moviegoers leaving cinemas are feeling 'depressed' and 'suicidal' over the thought of not actually being able to visit the planet in real life.
Have it occured to anyone this might be the most ultimate flattering lines ever! :D
The web has been awash with slightly delusional fans who have gone on to the 'Avatar Forums' where there are subjects such as: 'Ways to cope with the depression of the dream of Pandora being intangible,' which has over 1,000 posts so far.
If i've seen a topic like this and had to fill in i would agree that i surely miss the oppurtunity to go to Pandora once in my lifetime. And that would make it 1001 posts even if i don't fully agree with the topic itself. Some read sentences like the devil reads the bible... :roll:

Re: Avatar's 3D planet leaves moviegoers 'depressed and suicidal

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:11 pm
by Okta
More proof that companies are totally missing the opportunity for VR to be THE BIGGEST THING EVER. Its mind boggling that its been totally ignored this long.

Re: Avatar's 3D planet leaves moviegoers 'depressed and suicidal

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:16 pm
by GordoSan
I think that the suicidal thing sounds completely made up, or taking somebody's ramblings out of context.

Hey budda, sounds like they should bring back those Viewmaster vacation discs like they had with many of the world's travel destinations, with Pandora instead. Speaking of Viewmaster, a tie-in (maybe like this) is a sorely missed opportunity.
Neil wrote: [snip]youtubemovie[/snp]
Has it occurred to anyone that maybe...just maybe...they didn't like the movie? I mean, it's almost three hours long!

Regards,
Neil
I don't get it. They want to go back and stay there, which would be the opposite of Elaine's reaction to The English Patient or whatever the movie was.

Re: Avatar's 3D planet leaves moviegoers 'depressed and suicidal

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:56 am
by crim3
GordoSan wrote:I don't get it. They want to go back and stay there, which would be the opposite of Elaine's reaction to The English Patient or whatever the movie was.
A neverending movie that you don't like can make you feel depressed and suicidal :)

Re: Avatar's 3D planet leaves moviegoers 'depressed and suicidal

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:52 pm
by DmitryKo
I was sure depressed, though not exactly suicidal, when I came to watch Avatar in IMAX 3D, for the second time, and learned that I needed to buy tickets 2 days in advance to get on that day's sessions. It was one of only two IMAX theaters in the town and I had to drive a full hour on a highway.

Re: Avatar's 3D planet leaves moviegoers 'depressed and suicidal

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:01 pm
by yuriythebest
mm I don't wanna be stuck on a planet, no matter how beautiful where everyone and their grandma is trying to kill/eat me.

Maybe it's cause I also have an iz3d at home and everyone else was returning to their boring monoscopic lives